Giveaway & Review: SnoozeShade Plus Stroller Sunshade & Sleep Aid
I recently went swapping (read more about my baby clothing and gear swapping adventures here) when I found myself at SnoozeShade’s vendor table. I started to take a pamphlet about their products, thinking they looked blog-worthy, when the SnoozeShade representative suggested I take a SnoozeShade Plus to try out and asked if I’d like to give one away to one of our readers. Here’s why I said, “yes.”
Designed by a Mom
Sure, there are great baby products out there that are designed by non-parents, but there’s something about being in the trenches that gives mom and dad (and grandparent, etc.) inventors insight that can’t always be found in a test lab.
UPF 50 Sun Protection
The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends that babies under 6 months of age be kept out of direct sunlight completely and that beyond 6 months sun exposure continue to be limited whenever possible, especially during peak hours (between 10am and 4pm), when UV rays are strongest. When in sleep mode (with baby’s mesh viewing panel zipped closed), the SnoozeShade provides both shade and UPF 50 sun protection.
Like many other parents, I’ve used a blanket in an attempt to enclose my son in his stroller during his nap. Since the blanket doesn’t breathe, I end up flipping it open at regular intervals to let out stuffy, hot air and let in fresh air (I simultaneously cross my fingers, hoping that I don’t wake him up or interrupt his falling back to sleep in between sleep cycles).
Blocks 94% of Light in Blackout Mode
Once again, the “blanket over the stroller” method falls short here. When my son is napping at home, I close the blinds and the curtains and the SnoozeShade provides the same effect for parents on the go.
Mesh Viewing Window for Baby to See Out
The mesh viewing window filters 80% of UV rays and allows the SnoozeShade to continue to provide shade and some sun protection after baby wakes from their nap.
Easy to Use
This one goes with the “designed by a mom” point above. A great product is only a great product if it’s easy to use. Neither my baby nor myself have the patience for me to play Twister with his stroller sunshade. The SnoozeShade is easy to put on and take off, has a “sneak-a-peek” zipper to quickly and easily check on your baby without removing the cover, and stores compactly in its storage bag.
I tried the SnoozeShade with my SUV stroller (aka my reversible, all terrain Zooper Boogie) and my Maclaren umbrella stroller. The generous sizing and regularly spaced Velcro tabs made it easily compatible with both. I like having a heavy duty and a lightweight stroller, but I don’t like having to buy and store two sets of accessories, so versatility is always greatly appreciated.
Use the widget below to enter to win the SnoozeShade Plus single stroller sunshade and sleep aid that SnoozeShade is generously giving to one lucky reader ($49.99 retail value).